Can Parkdale slay the Dragons in Division 1?
Date of Event : Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:23AM

No waiting till 2019 for the next installment of Game of Thrones, its happening this weekend at Dendy Park when the Two Blues look to storm the Dragon’s lair and win back to back premierships.

House Parkdale has Anthony Reid leading from the front with 349 runs and 16 wickets this season. Reid will be ably supported by Will Shuttleworth (315 runs and 18 wickets) and lookout for young Jordan Hesline, 59* against Murrumbeena. The youngster showed he has the talent to take him further as he top scored in the semi-final, and with Shawn Dougherty (57) shared an 80 run partnership that set up the Two-Blues. After jumping into fourth spot at the end of the home and away rounds, Parkdale now find themselves a win away from a Division 1 Premiership after last season winning Division 2.

But they need to get past the very in-form Dylan Blignaut, his 130* last week against Old Mentonians, was a score that saved the Dragons from the same fate as Daenerys dragon Viserion, when it was taken down by the Night King.

If the Dragons are to avoid the scare that ran through Dendy Park last weekend when they collapsed to 4/33, Bliganut will need more support than just that of Andrew Lasky (44). Blignaut’s season has been a stellar one with 625 runs, backed up by 25 wickets, but he will need skipper Jason Oldfield (273 runs) and Rick Jones (258) making big runs, plus Robbie Lancaster (19 wickets) with the ball.

In the two matches this season Brighton District defeated Parkdale in the T20 and Parkdale defeated Brighton District in the final home and away round to finish fourth, and now they find themselves back at Dendy Park to repeat the dose.

This is a close one, toss of the coin (pardon the pun), Parkdale with an all-round team performance might just end up Premiers.

Last updated: Friday March 16, 2018 11:24AM

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